In honor of Jim's would be 71st birthday today, I bring you my favorite song by the Doors..Indian Summer.  

 

Indian Summer was actually one of the first songs the Doors ever recorded (in some interviews it is said the be the first, in others it is Moonlight Drive), done in August of 1966 when they recorded their self titled album, though it didn't actually show up until 1970 on their Morrison Hotel LP.  

 

It's actually kind of against the grain for me that this song ends up being my favorite one.  There is just something so rock n roll about it.  I love you the best, better than all the rest.  So short and simple... none of the heavy keyboard play, none of Jim's typical off the wall lyrics and crazy performances.  It's just a to the point Jim-style love song that he puts so much emotion in, that it just blows my mind every time I hear it.